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by stonegripper
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hows the Pointer puppy market these days?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Hows the Pointer puppy market these days?

I cant seem to find any breedings out there[quote][/quote]


Your own statement says a lot to me...might be a reason why there are not a lot of breedings out there!
by stonegripper
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 95936

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

The DD is for me. I've had shorthairs and there are just too many of them now. Too many folks trying to be breeders and no real check and balance on the gene pool. Like the Vizsla, although not as tough as I want. Got my first DD and knew I had found the breed for me.
by stonegripper
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FC Mac The Knife
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: FC Mac The Knife

You might want to contact Jeff Wallace in Knoxville IA. I know he either bought dogs directly out of Mac the Knife or bred to him and raised some dogs out of him. www.cajunkennels.com will give you his phone/email.

http://cajunkennels.netfirms.com/mac.htm
by stonegripper
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan Shredded Chicken and Rice
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Pro Plan Shredded Chicken and Rice

I too tried the Shredded. My Draht had loose stools (bad) and lost weight. Her coat did not look good at all either. I am back with Eukanuba and getting the dog back where she needs to be. I've lost some confidence with Purina.
by stonegripper
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Weimaraner Trainer
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Looking for a Weimaraner Trainer

I'd recommend Bryan Long in Maryville MO. He's a great trainer, a great guy and has experience with all breeds.

PM for his number.
by stonegripper
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Den 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2643

Re: Dog Den 2

I've got a couple. Very easy to assemble. I added a 3/4 inch piece of plywood to the inside floor...makes it warmer than metal. I also add wood chips for bedding. I am in ND, so the cold is a factor and these houses do well. The only negative is that snow does get in around the sides and bottom if t...
by stonegripper
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli's UltraLight in 20guage.
Replies: 19
Views: 7618

Re: Benelli's UltraLight in 20guage.

Bought the 20 GA Ultra Light. Great gun to carry. I'm six foot, 190lbs and couldn't hit crap with it. Went back to my Red Label and although it's heavier, I am putting more birds in the bag.

The Ultra Light is in the gun safe. I'll get my wife to try it at the skeet range this summer.
by stonegripper
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Economy
Replies: 60
Views: 9570

Re: Our Economy

: Our Economy by DGFavor on Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:50 pm Seems to me Robbi it's also a supply problem - waaaay too much supply, especially GSP's. Just glance through the For Sale section on this site - tons of 'em. There was an article in a Utah paper a year or two ago discussing the overbreeding of th...
by stonegripper
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach heel?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: How to teach heel?

There is a book by Jim Marti called "The Burnt Creek Method of Dog Training". In that book, chapter III teaches "heel" in two parts; 1: "Attention" and 2: "Walk at Side". It is the best/easiest method I've seen and have used it on many dogs. You can do a "google" search and come up with how to order...
by stonegripper
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Ugly Dog Hunting Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Re: Ugly Dog Hunting Co.

Very good products, prices and service. Seems they don't advertise like they should. Good company.
by stonegripper
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What choke for pen raised birds
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Re: What choke for pen raised birds

Living where I do, I don't have to hunt many pen raised birds. When we do (once or twice a year), I use an old O/U that is skeet over skeet with #9's. Perfect gun/shot for that kind of bird.
by stonegripper
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does Anyone have any pictures of dogs in my pups pedigree
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Does Anyone have any pictures of dogs in my pups pedigree

I'd say you can get a pic of most every dog in the pedigree from the breeder. He's got quite a database of pics on his web page.
by stonegripper
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: This is what its really all about!
Replies: 4
Views: 875

VERY nice!
by stonegripper
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shorthair differences
Replies: 89
Views: 18390

Charlie cool it. It gets tiring to always have to point out to you that every remark made on these boards is not directed at you. You are just one of the many posters on here even though you do post a lot more than some. But there are other posters who are just as smart, just as well informed, and ...
by stonegripper
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 79015

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Amen!
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

I want something that can run weekend field trials/hunt tests on Sat and go wild bird hunting on Sunday in southern Iowa. He (or she) must point and retrieve...backing is nice for my buddies. Must look good. Roan is a favorite, so is solid liver. No matter, just look good. At the end of the day, cal...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best all age handler in the country???
Replies: 23
Views: 4955

I think maybe reputation could be a perception here... Steger won 9 National Championships in 25 years. Three of those years, no champion was named. Seems like he might be more inclined to win than others. However, you make a good point. Handlers (and dogs) have changed over the last 25 years. Could...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 79015

Bird, Just spread your love like Clown. Trublu claims he was bred a Zillion times. I remember when Clown was popular in the mid to late 90's, Paltani was getting $600 a stud fee. I am no math guy...but that's $600 Zillion! By the sounds of your Army days and those Air Force women, you ought to get a...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 79015

Yep, those AF girls look good! Especially the Nurses. You Army guys are never real particular though :) :) :)

Poor old Clown...he gets blamed over and over just caused everybody wanted their girl to love him.

Thanks, Bird. Have a good one!
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 79015

Clown is a leading sire folks. But, was bred to around a zillion times. Any dog producing thousands of pups is going to produce some FCs and NFCs if pups are put in the right hands. Percentages are what count!! Rusty produced far more in percentage terms and Slick most likely more than Rusty, again...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best all age handler in the country???
Replies: 23
Views: 4955

Steger, Rabidou and Gulledge have won 16 (versus 17, as previously posted) of the last 25 NGSPA National Championships.
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best all age handler in the country???
Replies: 23
Views: 4955

Good point, Mike. According to www.ngspa.org John Steger has won the NGSPA National Championship nine times in the last 25 years...three years 1983, 1984, & 1988 the title was withheld. The following were all handled by Steger: 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 National Champion Luckenwildes Thunder 1990 NGSPA...
by stonegripper
Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1068
Views: 325807

I've managed to post many times w/o seeing this thread. Name: Todd Rockhold Age: 39 Occupation: Working for the US Govt for the last 20 years. Got a degree in Business Management from Wm Penn Univ in Iowa (where I grew up). Married to Marci and have two boys, Alex and Elijah. My dad had shorthairs, ...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 79015

Ok. I'll bite. My answer is Rockin Rollin Billy I watched him run in 97 at Booneville where he went RU Champion. Total friggin bird dog on the great grounds of NGSPA field trials. Newcombe put him where he wanted him and he had like four finds on course 3...tough as heck. It was wet, muddy and nasty...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Westwind Lines Anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 9053

I bought a pup from Gary in 2001...Apache Vd Westwind. Can't remember sire and dam name. He was very well socialized and crate trained. At about four or five months, I was training with some fellow bird hunters off horseback in southern Oklahoma. I had a couple older dogs running the AF circuit and ...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Benellis is a VERY nice gun. Congrats..you'll love it.
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Upland boots
Replies: 41
Views: 26755

I've posted about this subject on a different thread.
If you want one pair of boots, go to: www.filson.com and buy their uplander model. Expensive? Yes, but if you're over 40, the last pair of boots you'll buy.
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: A Hunter's Fireside Book-by Gene Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 3064

My Gene Hill books are going to my boys. My older son has read "Tears and Laughter" a couple times. He gets very upset about the GSP story towards the end...as do I. A true heartbreaker.

Great author and must reads for our future hunters/outdoorsman.
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: what mag's do you subscribe to
Replies: 25
Views: 30435

I get American Field...the best PDJ and Gun Dog. Both are good but have slipped in substance over the years. As a NRA llife member, I get American Rifleman. Great legislative news on our gun rights. I am member of VDD-GNA and get their very informative blotter/newsletter. Finally, I get the GSP Chro...
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Women's Upland Vest?
Replies: 13
Views: 4474

Try www.filson.com
Great Quality and they are having a sale.

My wife has Filson vest she loves.

http://www.filson.com/product/index.jsp ... age=family
by stonegripper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Upland gun
Replies: 35
Views: 29037

Brenda makes a good point, as I too have a couple Benelli's. However, the best to me is simple: Ruger Red Label 20 guage w/ chokes. You can do whatever you want/hunt whatever you want and looking good doing it with a RRL.
by stonegripper
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Eastern Iowa GSP
Replies: 11
Views: 3389

Congrats Mike. Angus is on a roll. 4 one hour wins this year, right?

Thanks for calling and letting me know.
by stonegripper
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food 101, What are you feeding your dogs?
Replies: 40
Views: 12016

There went a few minutes of my life...reading this post.

Real quick: Eukanuba is my dog food of choice. It makes my dogs look good, act right, and hunt well.

Some of this info posted should be labeled "opinion". I appreciate stauch support for facts, but come on, folks....
by stonegripper
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Leather shoes/boots
Replies: 21
Views: 11078

Been awhile since I checked in here. Yes, folks, $355 is high. However, until you have owned a pair, don't think you have something better. Filson quality is second to none. Boots, chaps, and other hunting clothes/supplies are the best I have found. If you're paying $150-$200 for Danners/Rockies, yo...
by stonegripper
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which shotgun brand do you use?
Replies: 176
Views: 122790

I have a Benelli Super Black Eagle I and II. Neither get used like they used to. I don't duck hunt much anymore. Two Browning Citori's. This is a gun I have bought and sold many times over the years. Don't use them at all, but always own at least one. Franchi and Benelli Montefeltro are both fun to ...
by stonegripper
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Preferred Shot
Replies: 27
Views: 8701

I use 20 ga. 95% of the time.
7 1/2 on quail and 5 shot on those wild Iowa roosters.
by stonegripper
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA National Champion
Replies: 35
Views: 9596

Congrats! Booneville is the real deal.
by stonegripper
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Semi Auto Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

Semi Auto Rifle

Got a question for all you deer hunters... I bought some land in Missouri which allows me to hunt deer with a high power rifle. .270 and30.06 are favorite calibers. I have some older bolt rifles in several calibers, but this gives me an excuse to buy a new rifle (auto). I'd like recommendations base...
by stonegripper
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Leather shoes/boots
Replies: 21
Views: 11078

Danners are good, but Filson boots are the best I have found. You're gonna pay more, but they last longer, wear better, and are more comfortable than any others I've had.

http://www.filson.com/product/index.jsp ... age=family
by stonegripper
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Favorite Game Bird
Replies: 124
Views: 79326

Mr. Ringneck gets my vote. Takes a special kind of dog and hunter to get him in the air and in the bag. Nothing like pheasant.
by stonegripper
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Male vs female
Replies: 27
Views: 48171

I've had good bitches and good dogs. Males are typically larger and more stubborn...and they mark. Bitches are in "season" twice a year and sometimes more moody. Best one I've owned was a bitch. Hunted her many days straight in some nasty conditions and she never once let me down. Having said that, ...
by stonegripper
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I kept one pup...
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

What a nice looking pup. Good luck w/ her.
by stonegripper
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Food of Years Past
Replies: 16
Views: 3476

My grand dad's pointers and shorthairs got tablescraps with some kibble thrown in...probably Purina, as that was the only thing I remember advertised during Hee Haw. I do remember my dad feeding a Wayne Feed and some Purina during hunting season. We know a lot more than we did 25 years ago, however,...
by stonegripper
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New JH Rijaro's A Wee Bit Tipsy
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Congrats & Merry Christmas!
by stonegripper
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Semi-Auto Shotguns
Replies: 36
Views: 15611

I have the Benelli Super Black Eagle (SBE) and as soon as they introduced it, I bought the SBE II. Less recoil and both are great guns. They''ve been cold, wet, hot, and fired over and over, and NEVER missed a beat. The SBE is it for auto's.
by stonegripper
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New GSP owner,hoping to find a training mentor near KC, MO
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

I suggest you call Bryan Long in Maryville. He's a great trainer and a true bird hunter at heart. GSPs are his specialty. Not a far drive from Metro KC to his place. He can read a young dog better than most out there and will be honest on your dogs abilities/limitations. Good Luck!
by stonegripper
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: DeHaan SO 16ga
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

I have two. 1. Model 37 Ithaca...made in 1959, corn cob forend and all (this is the one I won't sell). 2. Browning Citori, multiple chokes Great for dove and quail hunting. Creates a bit of a problem trying to find shells at times. If I had to pick one guage, it would be the 20 versus the 16. Good l...
by stonegripper
Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: new Benelli
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

Have you tried the 20 guage Montefeltro?

I have the SBE I and II, the M1 and Ruger Red Label, but the Montefeltro 20 is the best.

Good Luck!
by stonegripper
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vehicles?
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

I am a Toytota man. Having had a couple, there is no better vehicle to me. By your description, the Tundra is everything you want. Change the oil, keep tires on it and a Toyota will last for a long, long time. On another note (and I have nothing against Ford), take a look at Ford this last quarter. ...
by stonegripper
Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HMK's Two Cents Worth
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Bruce Denton in OKC Ok owns/owned HMK's Two Cents Worth "Penny". I am confident she was never field trialed.